Pi Day Princeton & Einstein’s Birthday Celebration  2023 will be more fun than ever!

Einstein was born on March 14 — 3.14 — the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year, the town of Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events, including pie eating, pie throwing, pi recitation, pizza pie, and cupcake decorating contests!

  • Pre-Teen Pi Recitation Winner receives $314.15!
  • Youth Look A Like Winners receive $314.15!
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Pie Throwing Event
  • Pie Flight Tasting
  • Dinky Rides with Einstein!
  • Memorization suggestions from the first champion to break 10,000 digits!
  • Self guided Einstein Walkabouts through Princeton

For the non-competitive types, there is a Pi-Rade, story time and book signings, and a professionally guided tour of Einstein’s neighborhood.

Princeton is honored to host the world to celebrate our most beloved Princeton genius!

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Event Partners

Arts Council of Princeton/Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, McCaffrey’s SuperMarket, Lillipies, Princeton Black Squirrel Promotions, Princeton Shopping Center, Palmer Square,  Princeton Garden Theatre, Princeton Public Library, Historical Society of Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study & Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber & Princeton CVB

Pi Recitation & Einstein Look A Like Registrations – $3.14 per contestant | Guarantees participation in Pi Recitation competition (12yrs and younger) | Guarantees participation in the Einstein Look A Like competitions |Winner of Pi Recitation contest receives $314.15 | Winners of Adult & Child Einstein Look A Like competitions receive $314.15

Most events are free to the public. Some non-profits charge nominal fees. See schedule for details.

Check-In Information

  • Most events are free and located in downtown Princeton or Princeton Shopping Center. We recommend arriving early to guarantee participation; however, the purchase of contestant registration guarantees participation to compete in the Pi Recitation Contest.

2023 Pi Day Celebration Schedule

Saturday – 3.11.23

  • 8:00  a.m.   Pie Flight Experience – LiLLiPIES at Princeton Shopping Center (this is offered through 2:00 p.m.)
  • 9:00  a.m.   Apple Pie Eating Contest – 2nd Floor Dining Area inside McCaffrey’s Supermarket at Princeton Shopping Center

See more events here.